404 Classic Time Management Systems

As professional organizers and productivity consultants, we're often asked to help our clients take control of their time and tasks. By familiarizing ourselves with various productivity systems and the techniques, philosophies, and practices behind them, we'll be better able to come up with time- and task-management solutions that will work well for a range of clients in both business and residential settings.
In this two-part session, we'll take a look at six such systems, including three classics—Getting Things Done, Franklin Covey, and the Now Habit—and three newer takes: the Action Method, the Pomodoro Technique, and Do It Tomorrow. After reviewing the basics of each system, we'll explore how they overlap, what makes each unique, and how to determine the best systems for various learning styles, work habits, and personalities. Finally, we'll do some hands-on exercises designed to help you test-drive each system—and give yourself a productivity boost in the process.